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GTA3 best of the best but kills

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August 8, 2002 12:10:19 AM

Hi
I got Winfast Leadtek A170 DDR(64Mb DDR + Geforce4MX440 chip), AMD 1800+, 256Mb DDRRAM but i can pla GTA3 only with a middle draw distance in 800x600 resolution. When i turn it to 1024x768 it seems that FPS falls about 20. Should i buy a new graphics card.

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August 8, 2002 12:13:05 AM

ah!You already bought that card newly. So don't buy a new one.It's OK for now.. If you wanna absolutley buy a new card than wait a few weeks and buy R9500.That's the ony solution!

"Don't necessarily listen to tersagun,he's been advocating AMD systems,he thinks Intel sucks ass.."
August 8, 2002 8:56:03 AM

not really, even a GF4ti4600 & a 2Ghz+ CPU would have problems running this game... when the words 'balanced engine' or the phrase 'not a resource hog that even top-spec machine have problems with' were invented it should have included the phrase

*not to be used in conjunction with GTA3*

(I cant get above 5 notches on detail b4 I get major slowdown... go to the GTA3.com website, there are downloads that may help (there is one which will remove the newspapers blowing about, this would help all machines)

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August 8, 2002 1:41:32 PM

DO NOT judge your rig by that game....in my opinion its all screwed up....
check out the thread in the " Games " section....
August 8, 2002 9:29:57 PM

It might be your GF4 MX. GTA III requires DX8, thought not really useful, however the crappy MX must be lowering its performance. My Ti200 on the XP1600 does not have a single frame drop! Try with a GF3 card to see.

I don't know about Ti4600 not being enough, but I can run at 1024*768 smoothly. It's just the game's rotating view that sounds laggy but in fact just lacks frames.

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August 8, 2002 11:07:41 PM

i've got a t-bird 1.4ghz and a gf2 mx400 and i play gta3 at 800x600 with full detail and the graphics are really smooth, i also play rtcw, max payne, jedi knight2...... and they all work really nicely on quite high detail settings (generally 1024x768 at highest detail), i just keep everything running really efficiently, i wont upgrade until i can get a reasonably priced directx 9 card.
August 9, 2002 7:43:21 AM

What OS are you using? Is it something running in the background during your game play? It shouldn't be so bad.
August 9, 2002 12:09:44 PM

you lucky so & so... my spec is similar
1.2Ghz ocd to 1.4Ghz, 256DDR & a Kyro2 64mb (I would say my limitation is the gfx even though generally it should B on par with ur system... am getting a ti4200 or 8500LE hopefully this month depending on prices and bug fixes available...)

one question, 98se or XP ???

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August 9, 2002 9:18:06 PM

xp probut i got 512mb of ddr
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